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History House Museum

Gresson Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-768 4028
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Great displays of the past

A mixture of artifacts, photo displays and videos make this historical museum well worth the visit... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
ggalla711489
Local museum

A small museum with things from the good old days, of which there were a few, however the hours of... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
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18 Feb 2018
“Local museum”
9 May 2018
“Great displays of the past”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Gresson Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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+64 3-768 4028
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

A mixture of artifacts, photo displays and videos make this historical museum well worth the visit. Great footage of boats trying to clear the bar under challenging conditions. Gives an insight into the resilience and character of the West Coasters

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

A small museum with things from the good old days, of which there were a few, however the hours of this place seem to fluctuate.

Thank happysheepChina
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Something to do with earthquake safety of the building and it doesn’t look like it will open any time soo . The council’s website mentions the closure but there are still signs all over Greymouth telling you to go there.

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

At $6 a ticket, I thought this was well worth the entry. Nothing really blows you away but what a treasure trove of history. If you've got a natural interest in life and history, I think you will enjoy this museum. My favourite piece was...More

1  Thank Jared7707
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is a must see little museum showing all the interesting history of Greymouth and surrounding areas, especially the history of the coal mining, shipping, the Grey river including all the tragedies. Only One of these in the world.

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This place is one of those little hidden gems . Think most people (tourist ) would not seek it out but for those who do they will be delighted . It is crammed packed with images and objects of the past from Greymouth and surrounds...More

Thank MartyDownunder
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

An amazing treasure trove of local history. Great photos and exhibits. If you are tracing info on old West coast towns, industries, maritime activity or people, this is a must visit. Stacks of early accessible files have been compiled to help research or just browsing.

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

I wanted to visit this place for a while and was pleased I did, So much information is available , I didn't get around it all, very interesting.

Thank Kiwisaupo
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

I must say Greymouth as a place to visit doesn't have a whole lot. But their local museum is a must. We especially enjoyed the shipwreck section and the videos about how difficult it is to enter their harbor and the tales of ships who...More

Thank BarbaraHRockwell
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

I'm not sure this is an ideal visit for younger children, but for those interested in the history (esp. the story of various floods) of Greymouth and this part of NZ, I'd say it is well worth a visit.

Thank KentishMan56
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Stanleyba
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Hi Barbara, I'm sorry this reply is too late for your visit! Did you manage to visit the museum? It's about a 10-minute walk from the train station, and you can enjoy a walk along the floodwall or through the main street on... More
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